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Government promise to improve A303 and A30

The Government has given a commitment that it'll work to improve the A303 and A30 in Devon and Somerset.

The leader of Devon County Council John Hart met with the Transport Minister John Hayes. It's now exploring options to make the road better while being sensitive to the environment.

The government has committed to improving the region's roads

Tour operators urged to remember the West Country

International tour operators have been urged to include the West Country in their itineraries.

They gathered at one of the region's most exclusive hotels at Bovey Castle to swap ideas with local tourism chiefs about what their customers want.

Tour operators have been hearing what the West has to offer

Some do want bed and breakfast and will be thrilled because they want to immerse. They want to have an authentic experience.

Some will want something more contemporary, there are new boutique hotels.

Some want bigger older...the castles and the manors. So our international visitors are looking for a wide range, and you have the right range of products for them in the south west.

– Sally Balcombe, Chief Executive of VisitBritain



Road remains closed after double fatal crash in Devon

Emergency crews at the scene at Lapford near Crediton Credit: ITV News

Two men have died following an accident on the main Exeter to Barnstaple road.

Their car is thought to have crashed into trees by the A377 at Lapford near Crediton at around midday.

The road remains closed for accident investigation work between Pope's Lane (Lapford) and the B3042 (Chulmleigh).

Two die after car goes down embankment in Devon

Two men have died after a crash involving a single vehicle near Lapford in Crediton.

It is understood their car left the road and went down the embankment at around midday today.

Police are working to identify the two men, and whilst scene investigation work continues the road remains closed from Rose Removals through to Lapford.

It is believe this closure will remain in place for the next few hours. Traffic is being diverted towards Winkleigh.

A38 in Cornwall closed after a 76 tonne crane crashes off carriageway

The A38 remains closed after a 76 tonne lorry crashed off the road Credit: ITV News

The A38 near Trerulefoot is closed after an accident involving a 76 tonne crane.

The huge vehicle fell off the side of the road earlier this morning near a busy roundabout. Emergency crews are currently recovering the machine and diversions are in place. No one was seriously injured.

The A38 is closed both directions between Liskeard and Trerulefoot Roundabout and it is expected to remain closed until around 3pm. Diversions are in place.

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